Posted 11 August 2016 - 04:23 PM
In the case of aliens, what happens if such a 'ghost' alien is hit with stunning weapons? if the stun rod cannot target such an alien, this of course means area-effect weapons, the stun launcher.
Never seen it happen with an alien, even if its happening with soldiers.
It seems salient to note, that the troops in the missions it was happening (repeatedly) in were all very, very heavily armed. Enough munitions to take on (and equip) a moderately sized army, and enough backup rounds and stocks of various things-that-go-'boom' in the transport to level a city and leave behind only smoke and ashes.
For the squads themselves, there was not so much a case of 'heavy weapons support' but rather the inverse, only a couple were carrying heavy plasma, those taking point, two per team, plus a sniper or two with heavy lasers per fireteam, the plasma tank, and the rest all carrying autocannon, heay cannon, rocket launchers and/or blaster launchers, plus every one of them bar a single senior soldier that cannot justifiably be sacked, because relatively less innate ability as a psyker, were strong, strong psykers and carrying psi-amps, and aside from space reserved for stun-rods, medkits and a handful of motion scanners distributed amongst the troops, plus a sidearm on the belt, usually a plasma pistol, but a few pistols for reaction training with aliens disarmed by means of psionic control, after unloading their weapons and dropping the ammo, I have them walk/float/ooze on over and then let the control go next turn, having panicked them before taking them over, so they usually make a run for it and the troops can get some target practice and reaction training.
If (and it sounds like your probably right) it is due to the aforementioned fail-safe for stunned troops, the odd thing is that they remain invisible once revived by a medkit, and thus should no longer be a body or an item. Although they become visible once again next turn.
Invisible chryssalids sound like a fucking nightmare! if that ever happens you can bet I'll be ordering the troops to carpet-bomb the area and smother the entire place in incendiary shells, so anything scurrying about in the shadows is lit up like a ghostly xmas-tree, with a nice big fire lit up under its arse to follow it by whilst the grisly little horror burns alive and target it by using much more lethal weapons.
Wonder how my elite snipers would fare, since they can easily make kill shots using the heavy laser from way beyond visual range, indeed as long as there is a direct line of fire the targets their spotters pick have had it. But invisible..now thats not fair! can such invisible units still trigger react-fire?